East Carolina University has paused football activities indefinitely after evaluating results from the latest rounds of Covid-19 testing, according to news release citing director of athletics Jon Gilbert.
Separately, a news alert on the university's website Thursday said the school has identified a cluster of Covid-19 cases within the university’s football team and Clement Hall, which is a university residence hall. There are currently seven positives related to Clement Hall and 10 positives associated with the football team, the alert stated.
"Today's decision to pause all football activities comes in consultation with our medical staff after reviewing our latest test results," Gilbert said. "We will continue to monitor all of our student-athletes on campus and take all the necessary actions to follow all safety protocols established at the local, state and national levels."